2020 TSP Fundraising Campaign
In fulfilling our mission of inspiring and empowering young people with vision loss to thrive, we truly value your support of our upcoming 2020 programs.
INSPIRE: We are again raising the bar of expectations on what a person who is vision impaired is capable of achieving. In 2020, we are extremely excited to announce that world famous ultra endurance athlete Scott Jurek is joining to guide Dan as we take on an ultra-distance endurance challenge in beautiful and rugged Scotland. In combination with the run, the team will also be visiting various schools and organizations to spread encouragement and inspiration for what a person with a visual impairment is capable of achieving.
EMPOWER: Last year, with your support we funded $30,000 in scholarships to six fantastic vision impaired students. This year we intend to double our impact, raising money to fund 12 Scholars in 2020/21. In addition to providing financial assistance of up to $5,000 scholarships, we provide mentorship and peer connection to enhance our Scholars' ability to thrive. We believe education is the gateway to fulfilling employment. Many of our Scholars are the only student with a vision impairment in their classes. By bringing them together through the TSP Scholars Program, we are forming a community so they are not alone in taking on their challenge.
Here's what two of our Scholars have to say about the program...
"The TSP Scholars program was much more than just a scholarship program. Not only did I receive funds to support my college education, but I also benefited from valuable coaching and mentorship through monthly calls and resources provided by Dan and the other TSP Scholars."
-Matthew Turner, Junior at MIT
" The TSP scholars program has been the most valuable scholarship program I've had the honor of being a part of. While the monetary award is undoubtedly the key to unlocking the doors to my education, having monthly conference calls with industry leaders is the map to help guide me in the right direction."
-Gabe Mendez-Frances, Freshman at University of Alabama, Huntsville